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Old 02-17-2017, 12:52 PM
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Just curious how many different classes you typically run. If you wanted to be succuessful at your local track where would you limit yourself?

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Old 02-17-2017, 04:17 PM
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At our club races, I alternate between ebuggy and nitro buggy. During the summer, most of us travel and bring them both simply because the entries go up at weekend races and you have so much more time between races. I own a 4x4 SC which hasn't run in almost 2 years, and a B4 which I race indoors at a small track and will be putting away in a month or two
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Old 02-17-2017, 06:54 PM
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I run 2 classes because 1 class just makes the day seem to go by too long.

Used to race 3 classes but that was when I didn't do good tire prep and didn't do much setup changes. I was also at the back of the pack most of the time too.

When I stuck with 2 core classes, my driving improved as I was able to focus more on setup and testing during the day.

I would also say 2WD classes tend to improve your 4WD skills too.
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2wd Short course Truck at local track, course I'm just getting back into this after 25+ years
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I think 2 classes makes for a good race day. I stick to something familiar. Right now 2wd sct both 17.5 and open.
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Old 02-20-2017, 10:59 AM
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Two classes is honestly the best, except for busy days with greater than 10 heats.
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Race as many as you can afford, that goes for money and time. Depends how many entries total which will determine your down time.

Once you have 2 cars dialed add a 3rd for races days with more than 10 heats.

I would spazz out if I were racing 3 cars and needed to tune each. That just wouldn't be fun.
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No more than 2 classes for a club race. Especially when you have less than 10-15 heats. Each class takes at least 3 heats...one heat in staging, run your heat, then marshal. IF you try and race 3 classes on a club day that has 10 heats...you've got about ZERO prep time. That's great if nothing goes wrong, you don't break, or you don't want to make any changes..

I don't run 3 classes except for bigger races with 45+ heats giving me time to prep between classes. That's assuming you want to do well and actually work on the cars.

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2 classes seems to be a good start, it get stressful when you break and don't have time between other classes to fix your car, extra classes does speed the day up though
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For the better part of the first year back into the hobby I did just 17 .5 buggy. I finally picked up a stadium truck and realized how much time I was wasting in between heats.

Also for practice days gives you more to work on and don't need to wait for your one car to cool down or charge to get back on the track.
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Local club usually has 12 to 14 heats for a raceday. I started with one class to get my feet wet but found I had too much down time between races so I run two classes now. Seems to be the right balance...
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I do two classes at my local carpet track. Stock 17.5T touring car and 25.5T Scale-Spec touring. My dad does Navis. That fills up the night well. Quite a bit less down-time than just one class.
I only do one class at my clay track, 2wd sct, but, I would like to get in another.
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Usually try to run 2 but often end up running 3. Have run 4 but that required a lot of help from others. Even can run 2 while calling races too but again it requires a little bit of help. Mostly cleaning and saucing tires. I am fortunate enough to be able to practice whenever I want so most of my cars are always setup for the conditions. Another advantage is that I get to keep all my equipment at the track and have my own spot. I have 5 cars there ready to race at all times so I can throw something down if a class needs more entries to run.
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Old 05-01-2017, 01:33 PM
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my local tracks have limits as to how many classes you can run thats 4 so i run 4.. to me more track time is best dont matter what im running..
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2 classes when running 1/8 offroad (Buggy and Truggy)

1 Class when racing 1/8 Onroad (1/8 IC - not GT!)
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